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ECIC II Baseball Preview

Amherst Central High School

Head Coach: Brian Davis

Assistant Coaches: Chris Dolce

2018 Varsity Record: (1-15) Regular Season (3-16) Overall

Key players returning: Ben Nagy, Sean Murphy, Garen Faut

New players to watch out for: Trevor Tout, Gavin Bryans

Key losses due to graduation: Duncan MacDonald, Joe Dugan, James Heim

Any additional information: Made it to sectional semifinals last year after beating #9 seed, Cheektowaga and then upsetting the #1 seed, Lakeshore in the quarterfinals.

Players committed to playing in college:

None

Hamburg Bulldogs

Head Coach: Derek Hill

Assistant Coaches: Adam O’Shei, Ryan Turner

2018 Varsity Record: 10-8-1

Key players returning: Kyle Borrello (Jr), Dylan Crowley (Sr), Jack Migliore (Sr), Louie Reczek (Sr), Josh Skelley (Sr), Evan Chaffee (Fr), Matt Fumerelle (Sr), Tom Barber (Sr), Jake O’Donnell (Sr), Tim Stuart (Sr)

New players to watch out for: Tim Oswald, Joe Reitebach

Key losses due to graduation: Jake Storey, Ryan Hornstrom

Any additional information: Bulldogs look to build on a promising 2018 campaign and be competitive in a stacked ECIC II. 

Players committed to playing in college: Jack Migliore–Canisius, Tom Barber – Finger Lakes Community College

Starpoint Spartans

Head Coach: Tim Racey

2018 Varsity Record: 7-10

Key players returning: Sr.Aaron Chase P, SS, OF, Sr.Adam Rankie P, SS, Jr.Joe Dell’Oso P, OF, Sr.Braden Zdrojewski, Sr. Brad Shea 2B, P, Sr. Jared Ott 1B

New players to watch out for: Soph Josh Milleville P, SS, Soph. Hunter Briggs, OF, Jr. Jake Brooks, 3B, P

Key losses due to graduation: C, Luke Kenyon SUNY Fredonia, Kyle Harrington CF, Jake Walters, 3B

Any additional information: LOOKING TO STAY HEALTHY. PLAY IN A INCREDIBLY TALENTED DIVISION. Joe Dell’Oso was All-WNY Hon. Mention 5-0 pitching Record.

Players committed to Playing in College: Adam Rankie, ECC

Sweet Home High School

Head Coach: Jon Campolo

Assistant Coaches: Travis Denman and Blake Nusbaum

2018 Varsity Record: 9 -11

Key players returning: Keith Murphy (Sr.), Everett Quintieri (Sr.), Shawn Romanowski (Jr.), Austin Romanowski (Jr.), Ean Pokorski (Jr.)

New players to watch out for: Shawn Gerber (Jr.), and Jacob Cazes (Jr.)

Any additional information: 10 Seniors and 1 Junior

Players committed to playing in college: Keith Murphy

West Seneca East

Head Coach: David Giancola

Assistant Coaches: Brian Wasilewski, James Brnik, Austin Spindler

2018 Varsity Record: 6-9

Key players returning: Cam Wypior, Junior P/INF (2nd Team All-League)

Jackson Strong, Sophomore CF/P (Honorable Mention All-League)

Mark Sanfilippo, Junior P/OF,

Austin Meidenbauer, Junior INF/C (Honorable Mention All-League)

Adam Wojciechowski, Senior C/P (2nd Team All-League)

Cam Cacciotti, Junior INF/P

New players to watch out for: Adam Kmiotek, Junior INF/P, Josh Gurgol, Sophomore INF/OF/P, Anthony Sanfilippo, Sophomore OF/C

Key losses due to graduation: Vinny Cenamme, Josh Sheehan, Adam Stradtman

Any Additional Information:

Former two-time 2nd-Team ALL-WNY and All-State catcher Brian Wasilewski returns as an assistant to the program along with two-time Honorable Mention All-WNY player James Brnik

Players committed to playing in college: Adam Wojciechowski – Finger Lakes Community College

Williamsville East

Head Coach: Jerry Gasz

2018 Varsity Record: 34-2 in the Last 3 seasons-#3 in NYS Final Poll for Class A

Key players returning: Joe Mack- Second Team All Western New York selection. He was also a first team ECIC II and first team All Bee selection

Gunnar Weppner- Honorable Mention All WNY, 1st team ECIC II

John Moran- Honorable Mention ALL WNY, 1st team ECIC II

Dillon Lobdell- 1st Team ECIC II, Mike Wolf- 2nd Team ECIC II

Trevor Mcllroy- 2nd Team ECIC II

New players to watch out for: Jake Zappia, Dylan Moorhouse, Mike Stellrecht,

Nolan Evans, Andrew Orsini, Colin Fryling, Connor Wark, Ben Woolingham,

Chris Coyle, Ethan Neu, Mike Durawa, Matt Gangloff, Liam Wojciechowski, Nick Lafornara

Key losses due to graduation: Charlie Mack

Williamsville South

Head Coach: Chris Murphy

Assistant Coaches: Kraig Kurzanski

2018 Varsity Record: 7-5 ECIC II – 11-7 overall

Key players returning: Mitchell Jackson (Sr.) Owen Birkman (Jr.) Kevin McGraw (Sr.) John Rapp (Sr.)

New players to watch out for: Brett Johnson(Fr.) , Luke Van Splunder (So.), Thomas Binda (Jr.)

Key losses due to graduation: Nick Huber, Matt Jacobs

Players committed to playing in college: None at this time

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